09/09/13 - Associated Press - Coast Guard repatriates 50 Cuban migrants
MIAMI -- The Coast Guard says it has returned 50 Cuban migrants to their
According to Coast Guard, the migrants were returned to Bahia de Cabanas,
Cuba, on Monday.
U.S. authorities picked up the migrants at sea in four separate
interdictions off the Florida Keys and South Florida on Aug. 28. A rustic
vessel with 21 people on board was found south of Key West. Twelve migrants
were found on a raft reported by a good Samaritan south of the Dry
Tortugas. Eight migrants were found aboard a raft south of Boot Key. Nine
migrants were picked up from a raft found by local authorities in the
waters east of Delray Beach.
Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants received food, water,
shelter and basic medical care.
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